March 3rd, 2021

Resilience or commitment?

I am a JHU MEN nursing student, and when reflecting on my nursing school experience throughout the pandemic, what helped me get through nursing school was a sense of commitment and hope. When I started nursing school, I was committed to becoming a nurse regardless of what happened. What also kept me motivated to keep my grades up during nursing school in the pandemic was the promise of a good future as a nurse! I knew that a good job with clinical experience that I enjoy was in my near future, and I could see the light at the end of the tunnel, which fortunately will not be affected by COVID since nurses are needed with or without the presence of COVID.

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Hi Ashley:

Thanks for joining our conversation. Has watching the stress Covid has brought on nurses changed anything about how you approach your education and plan for your future career?

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Thanks for your reply! I don't think it has changed my approach to education or future career. Nursing is a stressful career with or without COVID. I know what I got myself into, and I'm more than willing to charge full speed ahead even during COVID.

I also have to say, however, that I began nursing school only two months before quarantine started, so I don't really know nursing or nursing school without COVID. This might be a plus because it helps me to set higher expectations for myself for when I go into the workforce.

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